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Let's see what made pc gaming so great and way ahead of consoles a few years back:

1) The ability to mod games

2) Build communities that could empower itself, and create their own rich content.

3) Being able to tweak and adjust in game detailed settings to your liking.

4) Free map packs and down loadable content usually included in the updates.

Use to be that with a PC you could mod the hell out of games and not have a problem. People use to be able to mod maps and host those maps on a server. People use to be able to create their own weapons and player skins even. Now, developers are not allowing that any more. They don't want you to create your own stuff so that you can increase the replay value of your pc game. That advantage for the PC is gone with the exception of superior hardware and graphics...you basically have the same game play as the console but with a keyboard and mouse.

They want you to have to pay to download their content. Well if I got to do all that junk I might as well just buy a console.

Another advantage of the pc is using a mouse and keyboard for fps games. Dare I say that there are solutions out there that actually work pretty good for the xbox/ps3 to utilize a mouse and keyboard for fps games...now that advantage is utterly gone. PC is just better graphics now, which is unfortunate compared to where it use to be. And it's only getting worse.

What is it with these developers? The PC is a far better system than any console graphically but they are taking all the advantages of the PC and throwing it away. Just very sad. I actually got rid of my pc(well, just the graphics cards) and finally gave in and got a console. There just isn't enough reason to stay with the pc for gaming. Know what I'm saying, I don't need gtx460 sli and an SB processor to run console ports......

I could get away with just a simple quad core pc to do the normal pc stuff.

Bring back the glory days of pc gaming.

/Rant Off.

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Should really be in the rant section

In all honesty. They don't care about you, PC Gamers, Console Gamers. They care about our money. That's it. If they could make more money selling air to cows then they would.

When I say "They" it's not the Devs. They work their buts off to make an amazing game. It's the publishers that cut funding and timelines
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I still see tons of advantages to PC gaming and I don't see it changing anytime soon.

The ability to mod most games and have dedicated servers are reason alone to be a PC gamer.
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Some rare cases, games can be modified just not at the extent they use to be, especially the big titles.
    
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Should really be in the rant section

In all honesty. They don't care about you, PC Gamers, Console Gamers. They care about our money. That's it. If they could make more money selling air to cows then they would.

When I say "They" it's not the Devs. They work their buts off to make an amazing game. It's the publishers that cut funding and timelines
Devs are just doing what their told unfortunately. You would think by giving the pc users what they want, the money would follow...
    
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Don't forget the controls. A gamepad is no match to keyboard and mouse.
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Don't forget the controls. A gamepad is no match to keyboard and mouse.
This.
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I still see tons of advantages to PC gaming and I don't see it changing anytime soon.

The ability to mod most games and have dedicated servers are reason alone to be a PC gamer.
...Console games have dedicated servers as well........
    
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Don't forget the controls. A gamepad is no match to keyboard and mouse.
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This.
In some scenarios the Controller destroys the KB/M configuration. Racing games and whatever the hell genre Mortal Kombat type games are, are better with controllers for most.....
    
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Don't forget the controls. A gamepad is no match to keyboard and mouse.
Or at least i didn't pay $300+ for my keyboard and mouse , did you?
    
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